"Honey" sounds to casual. Any word to substitute it?
Here comes the battle cry:
Or Dem. honey!
Let our ten legions decide
With our righteous sword!
It makes no sense to me either. If I had to guess, I would say that two different types of government are being compared: one is deemed to be bad (damned tyranny), the other one, democracy, is deemed to be good (honey = sweet = good).
This is a just a wild guess.
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It looks unequivocal to me since Dem. can mean "Democratic."
It may be crystal clear to you that 'our ten legions' refers to 'a great army' but it wasn't to me. Anyway, I don't see how our great army is going to decide between tyranny and democracy with its righteous sword.
I first understood "democratic honey" as sarcastic. (And that only after about a minute. I spent that minute trying to develop any understanding of it.)
"The sweetness of democracy" maybe?
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